LinkedIn launches New Tools & Insights To Help Job Seekers Find Their Next Career Opportunity

Today, LinkedIn is announcing the launch of new tools and insights geared towards helping those who are unemployed find their next opportunity. You can read the full news from LinkedIn’s Head of Product here. Here are the headlines:

  • LinkedIn is launching a new, interactive Career Explorer tool. We know one of the biggest barriers to taking a next step is understanding how the skills you have translate into jobs. People will be able to put in their current or recent job, and see alternate career paths that may be a fit for them based on the top skills LinkedIn’s data shows they already have. We’re rolling out this tool in beta globally in English starting today, with additional localizations and enhancements in the coming months. This is just one resource we’ve created to help jobseekers and leaders better understand how to help people quickly and successfully find their next role.
  • Members that indicate they are Open to Work are hearing back more quickly. We know that some job seekers are hesitant to share their employment status with their community, worrying that being out of work could hurt their search. But NEW data shows sharing your status may be key to finding your next job. More than three million members globally have chosen to add our new #OpenToWork profile photo frame, and are receiving on average 40% more InMails from recruiters and are 20% more likely to receive messages from the broader LinkedIn community.
  • LinkedIn has identified the top trending skills on LinkedIn globally since COVID-19 hit and made courses free to learn them to help job seekers prepare for the future and get in-demand roles. Topping the list are digital skills like programming and digital marketing, and skills to help navigate an economic downturn like finance and data analysis. We’re also introducing new interview prep for in demand jobs, like project manager and software engineer, so you can improve your chance of landing those most sought-after roles. 
  • New tools to share that you’re hiringWe’re also rolling out a new #Hiring profile photo frame, which makes it easy for anyone — from someone at a large company to the owner of small businesses — to add a job directly to their profile and a #Hiring frame around their photo. Job seekers will be able to see who’s hiring directly in their LinkedIn feed and apply to relevant jobs. In addition, employers can now post a job for free on LinkedIn. This feature will be available to all LinkedIn members, and it is particularly valuable for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as they continue their recovery and compete for qualified talent.

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